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Wolff reveals Hamilton's "change of approach" after Verstappen crashes

Wolff reveals Hamilton's "change of approach" after Verstappen crashes

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Wolff reveals Hamilton's "change of approach" after Verstappen crashes

Wolff reveals Hamilton's "change of approach" after Verstappen crashes
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Toto Wolff has revealed Lewis Hamilton's "change of approach" after his Italian Grand Prix crash with Max Verstappen.

Verstappen and Hamilton both retired at Monza in the second major collision of the season between the title rivals after the Dutchman crashed heavily at Silverstone.

Hamilton has been forced to bail out of moves on numerous occasions this year with Verstappen refusing to give any quarter to the Mercedes driver but Wolff has described how the seven-time champion's mindset has changed.

"They race each other very close now which wasn't the case in the past," said Wolff.

"We are discussing these things in detail and I think the change of approach is that Lewis pretty much decided not to bail out anymore if he thinks that the corner is his.

"It needs two to tango and needs two to understand each other on track when a collision can be avoided.

"They are in the cars, we have no influence on the driving and they know much better than we do how much the other one is racing. It is interesting to watch."

Wolff insists respect remains between Hamilton and Verstappen

With Hamilton criticised at Silverstone for celebrating with Verstappen in hospital and the Dutchman facing ire for failing to check on Hamilton's wellbeing at Monza after landing on his head, there is a worry of a lack of respect between the drivers.

Hamilton has previously suggested respect was not reciprocated between the pair but Wolff has calmed concerns.

"I think the very good ones recognise the other very good ones," added Wolff. "Therefore, from a driving standpoint, there will be a lot of respect for each other like with some others on track.

"The personalities are very different, their lives are very different but that has no interference on the respect of the ability of the guy in the other car."

What do you think?
Symanski

Max will still ram others off the track. That's why this weekend is one he should have been banned from for his dangerous driving. And the next race too.

The only way to cool that hot head down is to put him on the bench for a few races. Or send him back to the feeder series where he should have been racing and learning how to race clean.

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Max will still ram others off the track. That's why this weekend is one he should have been banned from for his dangerous driving. And the next race too.

The only way to cool that hot head down is to put him on the bench for a few races. Or send him back to the feeder series where he should have been racing and learning how to race clean.

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You can never shut up Symanski.

Each time the only thing you write is a copy/paste from the previous post.

Complaining, complaining and complaining.

LH and Max both disagree on things sometimes.

They are sometimes both frustrated about the other person's action.

But they move on.

I disagree with you on who to blame at Silverstone.

At the end, the professionals decided it was (mainly) Lewis to blame, and he got a lousy punishment that had zero impact. I hated that situation, which forced Max to get a new engine and therefore start at the end.

But that is past.

I also disagree with your statements of Monza, which many people believe to be a racing incident. But the professionals decided it was (mainly) Max to blame.

But you move on.

Focus on the next round.

Stop repeating the same text over and over again, only bashing 1 specific driver you do not like.

Focus on positive things of a race (Russell deciding to use slicks, causing the whole field to change)

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